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Date Printed: 10/25/2016
Shardana  2006
Shardana 2006
(search item no. 109700)
has large label

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2016: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

SHARDANA is the name for the nativeSardinians — and the mysterious red symbol on thelabel shown above is a Phoenician S.Three thousand years later, Neil and Maria Empsonchose this ancient word for their own tribute tobeautiful Sardinia: a full-bodied, voluptuous red from85% indigenous (partly pre-Phylloxera!)Carignano grapes and 15% Shiraz.The style was inspired by Sulcis' exceptional terroirand reflects the region's power-packed, layeredcomplexity; the depth of its seas, the spicy fragranceof its ever-present winds.
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Additional wines from Shardana:

  • 2009 (search item no. 160382)

About Shardana:

On Sardinia’s extreme southwest coastline, we find Sulcis: a cape of gently rolling land, jutting out into the Mediterranean in one ample sweep of white sand, steep vineyards and emerald waves. As you sail into the island from the south, Sulcis is your first view of Sardinia. It was this blue-green shore the Phoenicians first glimpsed from their Middle Eastern vessels, three thousand years ago. From the Sulcis peninsula, these adventurous traders navigated northwards, eventually colonizing the entire island. SHARDANA was their name for the native Sardinians — and the mysterious red symbol on the label shown above is a Phoenician S. Three thousand years later, Neil and Maria Empson chose this ancient word for their own tribute to beautiful Sardinia: a full-bodied, voluptuous red.